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ardent eyes.

16 Aug

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out and about: dallas.

23 Jan

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as i mentioned last week, i spent this past weekend visiting an old friend in the big d (that would be dallas, for those not up to speed with texas vernacular). it’s so refreshing to get out of your usual routine and see something new.

starting with a delicious meal friday night at the common table in dallas’ uptown neighborhood, the weekend was an array of sensory delights – sights, sounds and tastes. we grabbed a drink and an app as we waited for our table, and after finally being seated, i ordered the tasty crab cake blt. perhaps it was my unbelievable hunger that grew to near record proportions during our two-hour wait or my two glasses of pre-dinner wine, but that was probably the best crab cake dish i’d ever had.

saturday was spent discovering all the nooks and crannies of downtown mckinney, a quaint town just north of the city. i have to admit, i was skeptical upon first hearing my friend describe it as a  cute small town, but what a gem!

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not only did this small town destination have impressive eateries (we enjoyed a divine lunch at the impossibly adorable resto, gather), it had lovely shops perfectly curated with enviable home wares and accessories. definitely a spot worth checking out!

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after our leisurely afternoon, we headed back to dallas to rest our feet in preparation of another night out on the town. the evening kicked off with an absolutely delicious dinner at thai thai restaurant in the greenville neighborhood, followed by drinks out in the uptown area again.

i’d never had too much experience with the big city of dallas (save for a quick trip to the texas/ou football game weekend as a senior in college and a few visits when i was about seven years old), but my whirlwind 36 hours there this past weekend left me with a positive impression – can’t wait to go back and explore some more!

all photos my own.

i left my heart in san francisco

31 Jul

i just got back from the lovely city by the bay. and let me just say, it’s gonna be rough settling back into regular life. amazing scenery, amazing food, fabulous people – what’s not to love?

so to get us (ok, me) through the separation withdrawals that are sure to ensue, a cute illustration from artist lisa congdon. more to come on the details of the trip!

photo compliments of lisa congdon via sf girl by bay.